What does it do?¶
form plugin allows you to assign a form - created with the
editor or shipped with your extension - to a specific page. This enables
you to re-use forms throughout the whole TYPO3 installation. Furthermore, it
offers the backend editor the possibility to override certain aspects of the
form definition. At the moment, only finisher options can be overridden. The
possibilities depend on the configuration of the underlying prototype.
Imagine, your form contains a redirect finisher. The redirect target is set
globally and valid for the whole
form definition . While adding the form
to a specific page, the backend editor can define a different redirect target. This
setting is only valid for the page containing the plugin.
Exclude options from overrides¶
Sometimes, it is useful to exclude specific options from being overridden via the
form plugin. This can be achieved by unsetting the options concerned in your
custom YAML configuration. For unsetting options use the YAML NULL (
The following example unsets four fields of the
EmailToReceiver finisher. The
options will only be removed from the form plugin. The Form editor is not affected
TYPO3: CMS: Form: prototypes: standard: finishersDefinition: EmailToReceiver: FormEngine: elements: senderAddress: ~ senderName: ~ replyToAddress: ~ translation: ~
Translation of form plugin¶
All option values which reside below the following configuration keys can be translated:
TYPO3: CMS: Form: prototypes: standard: finishersDefinition: <finisherIdentifier> formEngine:
The translation files of the
form plugin are loaded as follows:
TYPO3: CMS: Form: prototypes: standard: formEngine: translationFiles: # custom translation file 20: 'EXT:my_site_package/Resources/Private/Language/Database.xlf'
The process searches for each option value within all of the defined translation files. If a translation is found, the translated option value will be used in preference.
Imagine, the following is defined for an option value:
... label: 'tt_content.finishersDefinition.EmailToReceiver.label' ...
First of all, the process searches for the translation key
tt_content.finishersDefinition.EmailToReceiver.label within the file
20: 'EXT:my_site_package/Resources/Private/Language/Database.xlf' and
afterwards inside the file 10: ‘EXT:form/Resources/Private/Language/Database.xlf’
(loaded by default). If nothing is found, the option value will be